Office of the Registrar
Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards (2011/2012)
4.11 School of Pharmacy

The following are available to students in the School of Pharmacy based on a recommendation from the Dean.

The Abbott Prize

Abbott Laboratories Limited awards an annual prize consisting of $250. This prize is awarded to a student of high academic merit. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the Recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The Alcohol and Drug Dependency Commission Commemorative Awards

These awards have been established to commemorate the Alcohol and Drug Dependency Commission (1982-1992). In an effort to promote the pursuit of addictions studies in various disciplines, it is hoped that recipients will pursue careers in addiction-related fields. Up to three awards, valued at $750.00 each, are available annually and open to students who have completed a major or published paper at the undergraduate or graduate level or are completing an Honours Dissertation on addictions issues. It will be awarded on a rotating basis to students in Pharmacy, Nursing, Medicine, and Social Work with a Faculty or School receiving only one award in any given scholarship year. These awards will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean/Director/Head of the respective Faculty or School.

Amerisource-Bergen Canada Scholarship/Bursary

This award of $500.00 is provided to a student who has successfully completed the first year of the Pharmacy program. It is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The James and Betty Batt Family Award in Pharmacy

The James and Betty Batt Family Award in Pharmacy was generously established by Mr. Michael Batt, School of Pharmacy, Class of 1991, in loving memory of his grandparents James and Betty Batt. The award is valued at a portion of the income from the endowment and will be presented annually to an undergraduate student in any year of the Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) program. The award is available to a student who is in financial need and who is actively engaged in community service, either within the School of Pharmacy or the external community and who meets the minimum academic requirements for an award. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

The Kristine Cadigan Memorial Award

This award is valued at a portion of the income from the endowment and will be presented annually to any student in the Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) program. The award recognizes a well-rounded and deserving student who is never afraid to help out when needed, dedicated to what he/she does, interested in a variety of different activities, involved in activities both inside and outside the School of Pharmacy, committed to the profession and shows significant academic accomplishment. The student must also meet the minimum academic requirements for an award. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

Canadian Pharmacists Association (CPhA) Centennial Award

This award offered by the Canadian Pharmacists Association consists of a $300.00 cash prize and a travel tour of approximately one week to visit manufacturing laboratories and health facilities in Toronto, Montreal or Ottawa and to attend the annual conference of the Association. It is made to a student who is completing the third year of the Pharmacy program. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The CAPSI/WYETH - Guy Genest Passion for Pharmacy Award

This award, valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, is the result of a generous lead donation by the student membership of the CAPSI organization (Canadian Association of Pharmacy Students and Interns). It is established in honour of Mr. Guy Genest, a passionate individual, who has demonstrated unwavering support of Canadian Pharmacy students and interdisciplinary healthcare practices. The award recipient will be a pharmacy student in any academic year, in clear academic standing (as defined by the University), who shows clear evidence of dedication to and passion for the profession of pharmacy. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on a recommendation from the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The J. Joseph Dicks Memorial Bursary in Pharmacy

This bursary, valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, is the result of a generous donation by the family in memory of Mr. J. Joseph Dicks, a prominent pharmacist who achieved great success in his profession and community. The bursary will be awarded to a full-time Pharmacy student in any year of the program who demonstrates financial need and has a minimum GPA of 2 out of a possible 4. The recipient will also exemplify similar character as Mr. Dicks, who overcame personal challenge to achieve success. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The Drug Store Pharmacy (Dominion) Bursaries

The Pharmacy division of Dominion Canada has established two bursaries of $500.00 each. These bursaries are provided to two deserving students who have demonstrated significant financial need. These bursaries will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on a recommendation from the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The G.R. Duncan Prize in Pharmacy

This award of $100.00 is to be given annually to a student in any year of the pharmacy program who displays school spirit, is involved in school-related extra curricular activities, and promotes the profession of pharmacy. The recipient shall be chosen by student ballot. It is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The Excellence in Compounding Award

This award is given to a student completing the first year of the Pharmacy program who obtains the highest mark in the compounding laboratory portion of the first year pharmaceutics courses. The award is valued at $250.00. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

Fisher Scientific Award

This award of $250.00 is provided to the Pharmacy student who makes the best presentation at the Annual Research Forum at the School of Pharmacy. It is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy

The Edward D. Freeman Bursary

This bursary honours the memory of Edward D. Freeman, a prominent Harbour Grace pharmacist who was a founding member of the Newfoundland Pharmaceutical Association (now the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board). Valued at a portion of the income from the endowment it shall be awarded to a deserving student of good academic standing in the School of Pharmacy on successful completion of Pharmacy Year III to enable the student to complete his/her studies with financial assistance. This bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The Charles E. Frosst Scholarship in Pharmacy

This award of $1,000.00 and a Merck Manual is presented by Merck Frosst Canada Inc. to the top first-year student of the Pharmacy program. It is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The Hapgood and Vey Family Award

The Hapgood and Vey Family Award has been generously provided by Ms. Beverly Vey and is valued at $2000. It will be presented annually to a student in any year of the Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) program who is the descendent or spouse of a member of the Canadian Armed Forces or the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and who meets the minimum academic requirements for an award. A student may be the recipient of the award for a maximum of two years. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

The Robert Heale Memorial Bursary

This bursary, valued at $250.00 annually, honours the memory of Robert Heale, an honorary life member of the Newfoundland Pharmaceutical Association (now the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board) who practised for over 50 years as a community pharmacist; and trained many pharmacists before pharmacy training programs were in place in Newfoundland. It is awarded to a student in any year of the pharmacy program who demonstrates scholarship standing and financial need. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the basis of a recommendation from the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The Dr. L.R. Hensman Prize

This prize is awarded to the Pharmacy student who places first in the CAPSI sponsored patient interview competition. A $100.00 cash prize will be awarded. This prize is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The J. Keith Lawton Memorial Bursary

This bursary has been established by the Board of Directors and employees of Lawton Drug Stores with the support of the Sobeys Foundation, to honour the memory of J. Keith Lawton. The value of the award will represent the interest generated from the endowment each year. It will be awarded to a deserving student selected from all students enrolled in the Pharmacy program. This award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the School of Pharmacy.

The L.J. Lawton Memorial Award

A plaque, donated by the Canadian Pharmacists Association in memory of Louis J. Lawton, a founder of the Newfoundland Pharmaceutical Association (now the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board), is presented each year as an Honour Award to a student entering the final year of the Pharmacy program. The recipient shall be chosen by the students and faculty by ballot in recognition of a commitment to the School of Pharmacy as well as a high degree of academic ability and showing of promise in making significant contributions to the profession of Pharmacy. In addition, this shall be accompanied by a miniature award and monetary award valued at the income from the endowment each year. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The McKesson Scholarship/Bursary

McKesson provides two awards valued at $250 each. These awards will be open to all students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The Memorial University Pharmacy Society Spirit Award

The Memorial University Pharmacy Spirit Awards have been generously provided by the Memorial University Pharmacy Society (MUPS) and are valued at $200. Two awards will be presented annually to the two students in any year of the Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) program who are ranked first and second in their accumulation of Memorial University Pharmacy Society points and who meet the minimum academic requirements for an award. The award will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

The Merck Scholarship

This award of $1,000.00 and a Merck Manual is presented by Merck Frosst Canada Inc. to the top second-year student of the Pharmacy program. It is awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards, on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The Novopharm Scholarship/Bursary

Novopharm Limited provides two awards in the amount of $500 to be granted annually to students achieving excellence in one of pharmaceutical manufacturing, biopharmaceutics, or medicinal chemistry. The awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The James J. O'Mara Awards

The James J. O’Mara Awards were created to honour the memory of James O’Mara, a prominent Newfoundland pharmacist who tirelessly worked as an advocate for a university based School of Pharmacy. He served as the President of the NPhA from 1970-72 and was Secretary/Registrar of what is now the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board from 1981-1990. An award will be given to one student in each year of the pharmacy program. The students will be selected based on top performance in the Pharmacy Skills courses for the year of study, as recommended by the course coordinators. Each award is valued at a portion of the income from the endowment. The awards are conferred by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

The Ottawa Pharmacy Alumni Scholarship

The Ottawa Pharmacy Alumni Scholarship has been generously provided by Dr. Co Pham, Dr. Roland Halil and Ms. Hao Nyugen. The scholarship is valued at $1000 and will be presented annually to a student in their third or final year of the Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) program. The scholarship recognizes a student who demonstrates a strong commitment to extra-curricular activities within Memorial University of Newfoundland and the external community and meets the minimum academic requirements for a scholarship. The scholarship will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

The Panta Pharmaceutical Passion for Compounding Award

The Panta Pharmaceutical Passion for Compounding Award has been generously provided by Panta Pharmaceutical. The award is valued at $250.00 and will be presented annually to a student in the Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) program. The award recognizes excellence in pharmacy compounding. The successful candidate must have demonstrated a passion for the art of compounding, have been recommended by their clinical skills coordinator and meet the minimum academic requirements for an award. It will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards upon the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

The Pfizer Award of Excellence

Pfizer Canada Inc. presents an annual award consisting of a certificate mounted on a plaque and a $200 cash prize. The award is presented for excellence in Clinical Pharmacy by a graduating pharmacy student. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The PharmaChoice Award

The PharmaChoice Award, valued at $500 annually, is given to a student in the School of Pharmacy. Candidates must demonstrate satisfactory performance in the Pharmacy Administration course and be in clear academic standing as defined by the University. Candidates must also have displayed interest in retail pharmacy as evidenced by past work experience as well as having expressed an interest in working in the field after graduation. The Award will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

Pharmasave Community Service Award

Pharmasave provides one award in the amount of $1250. This award is provided to a student entering the 2nd year of the pharmacy program who has made outstanding contributions to his or her community through volunteer service. Students must be in clear academic standing and be actively involved in volunteer work which has an impact on community life. Students will be eligible to win this award only once during his/her tenure at the School. They will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

Pharmasave Pharmacy Innovation in Patient Care Award

Pharmasave provides two awards in the amount of $1250 each. These awards are provided to students in clear academic standing who are entering the 3rd or 4th year of the pharmacy program who show leadership in the development and implementation of a “non-dispensing” patient care program/service offered by a community pharmacy. They will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The Jaclyn Rogerson Memorial Bursary in Pharmacy

The Jaclyn Rogerson Memorial Bursary in Pharmacy, valued at a portion of the income from the endowment, is established in loving memory of Jaclyn Rogerson, a well respected graduate from the School of Pharmacy’s Class of 2004. The bursary is a result of gifts to Memorial University of Newfoundland by Jaclyn’s family and friends to honour her commitment to the pharmacy profession and her community. As a gifted communicator and empathetic pharmacist, Jaclyn succeeded in providing caring support to her patients and community. The bursary will be awarded to a student entering their final year in the Bachelor of Science (Pharmacy) program at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Based on financial need and a minimum GPA of 2 (out of a possible 4), preference will be given to a student who also demonstrates a combination of a strong ability to communicate and empathize with patients, school spirit or who actively engages in community service. The bursary will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Dean of the School of Pharmacy.

Sandoz Canada Inc. Scholarship/Bursary

Sandoz Canada Inc. offers annually three awards of $500.00 each which are open to all students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy. They are to be awarded to students of good academic standing with an aptitude for Pharmacy. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The Sanofi-Aventis Canada Inc. Scholarships

Sanofi-Aventis Canada Inc. offers annually two scholarships in the amount of $750.00 each to deserving students entering the first year of the Pharmacy program. The selection will be based on academic achievement and admission requirements. These scholarships will be awarded by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards based on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The School of Pharmacy Entrance Scholarships

The School of Pharmacy provides two awards annually in the amount of $1,000.00 each to students entering the first year of the program. Recipients will be selected on the basis of academic achievement and admission requirements. These awards will be granted by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The Shoppers Drug Mart Associates Scholarships/Bursaries

Shoppers Drug Mart provides three scholarships/bursaries valued at $1000.00 each. These awards will be open to all students enrolled in the School of Pharmacy and will be awarded on the basis of academic merit and financial need. The awards will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.

The Augustus Stafford Memorial Scholarship

This award is presented to honour a founding member of the Newfoundland Pharmaceutical Association (now the Newfoundland and Labrador Pharmacy Board), the late Augustus Stafford of St. John's. The award, consisting of $300, is given to the student achieving the highest academic standing in the first year of the Pharmacy program. The award will be made by the Senate Committee on Undergraduate Scholarships, Bursaries and Awards on the recommendation of the Dean, School of Pharmacy.